NFC Notes: Giants, Panthers, Seahawks



There were a lot of rumors swirling around the Giants at the trade deadline concerning how many of the team’s veterans could be shopped and shipped away. New York reportedly shopped or had interest in CB Janoris Jenkins, LT Nate Solder and LB Alec Ogletree. However, the only move the Giants made was to bring in DL Leonard Williams to bolster the defensive line. That inaction gave a jolt to the Giants locker room that could lead to some momentum in the second half of the season. 

“You could see everybody in the locker room kinda (exhale),” Giants S Michael Thomas said via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “Like, it wasn’t the same story as it was last year. It wasn’t even close to that. But at the same time it was a wait and see. We don’t control none of it, but let’s wait and see what happens. You hear all the stories, but it sends a message that we believe in the guys in here. It’s just up to us to go get it done.”


  • Per the Athletic’s Joseph Person, Panthers HC Ron Rivera said WR Greg Dortch has a chance to handle both kickoff and punt returns for the Panthers on Sunday against the Titans. 
  • Panthers OC Norv Turner said he liked what he’s gotten from young WRs D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel so far this season: “Everyone wants to analyze every specific guy, and sometimes their development, their production depends on a lot of other factors. I like what they’re doing. We’re way ahead of where we’ve been.” (Max Henson)


  • Per ESPN’s Brady Henderson, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team was involved in some trade discussions at the deadline: “But nothing was right, so we did what we needed to do and keep our guys here and keep them together and do the best we can.” 
  • Carroll acknowledged the team looked for a center to replace Justin Britt, who’s out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, but the market “wasn’t wide open.”
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